The Jacksonville Jaguars have a lot of holes to fill and positions to upgrade going into Year 3 of their rebuild, but with the 2015 NFL Draft deep at several positions of need, this year's draft class could be incredibly important to the future of the franchise.
Chris Trapasso of CBSSports.com recently released a full seven-round mock draft for all 32 NFL teams and by the looks of who the Jaguars will take, this year's team will be incredibly exciting. Who do they have coming to Jacksonville in a few weeks?
Round 1, Pick 3: Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson:
As Trapasso points out, Beasley is as close to a Von Miller clone as we've seen since the Denver Broncos star was drafted in 2011. Beasley is one of the most athletic players in the draft, he's explosive, and he's a solid pass rusher. Please, Dave.
Round 2, Pick 36: Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma:
Trapasso and CBS Sports believe the Jaguars are high on Green-Beckham's upside and that they outweigh his off-the-field concerns. Would I rather have a running back at this point? Yes. But a stacked receiving corps (which includes free agent tight end Julius Thomas) wouldn't be a bad thing either.
Round 3, Pick 67: Hroniss Grasu, C, Oregon:
Admittedly, I haven't seen a lot of Grasu outside of a couple of nationally televised games, but he's scouted as using technique and athleticism rather than strength, which can (and has) gotten the job done at Oregon. But I don't know how that will translate over to the NFL, especially for an unproved stable of running backs led by Denard Robinson, who certainly flashed last year but hasn't proven himself to be a feature back.
Round 4, Pick 103: Mike Davis, RB, South Carolina
Physical, downhill runner who played through injuries last year. Projected as high as a third-round prospect, so this is about the right spot for him in terms of potential value. In this particular mock draft, Duke Johnson goes 14 spots higher to the Carolina Panthers at No. 89 overall. If we're getting a running back in the third round or later, I want Duke.
Round 5, Pick 139: Xavier Williams, DT, Northern Iowa
High upside, athletic interior defensive lineman... I like it. SB Nation's Field Gulls did a write-up on hidden gems at defensive tackle in this year's draft and Williams is featured.
Round 6, Pick 180: Jeff Luc, ILB, Cincinnati
He's described as a "two-down run stuffer" by CBSSports.com (and others) but his Combine results suggest he's incredibly quick. His 40-time was 4.60 seconds and his three-cone time was 7.30 seconds. Compare that with Clemson's Stephone Anthony, who's a balanced middle linebacker with good pass coverage skills and ran the 40 in 4.56 seconds and had a three-cone time at 7.07 seconds.
Round 7, Pick 220: Justin Coleman, CB, Tennessee
Usually, I make a rule to hate everything that has ever resided in the state of Tennessee (including my brother) but Coleman is athletic, aggressive, and a good tackler. If Aaron Colvin can make the transition to starter opposite Demetrius McCray, Coleman could be a decent option at nickel.